July 18, 2019

High Performance Computing (HPC) for neuroscience: Hands-on introduction to supercomputing usage, tools and applications

Neuroscience research has become increasingly interdisciplinary in recent years. New imaging technologies deliver ultra-high resolution images, and new simulator technology enables scientists to simulate larger and more detailed neural networks. Such data can no longer be analysed and such simulations can no longer be run solely on a user’s computer in the office: clusters, supercomputers and good data management strategies have become indispensable.

July 9, 2019

The beneficial effects of sleep in a cerebral simulation

Sleep is essential in all animal species, although this decreases the time available for seemingly more productive activities and notwithstanding the increased dangers arising from exposure to predation and environmental hazards. So, why do we sleep? 

June 1, 2019

Probabilistic cytoarchitectonic maps for 32 new human brain areas released

The JuBrain cytoarchitectonic atlas consists of probabilistic maps of cortical areas and subcortical nuclei, defined by histological analysis of ten human post-mortem brains for each structure. This cytoarchitectonic atlas is a key element of the HBP Human Brain Atlas, representing the most detailed micro-structural parcellation of the cortex currently available. The existing atlas of 74 individual maps has now received an update, and is extended by 32 new cytoarchitectonic maps.

May 24, 2019

The Live Papers of the Brain Simulation Platform

Live Papers are interactive documents that refer to recently published scientific articles whose content is related to the work, tools and services publicly available on the BSP.

May 20, 2019

CAJAL course on whole brain imaging

The CAJAL course in Whole Brain Imaging is an intensive three-week course that will carry participants through the theory and practice of advanced methods for investigating brain structure-function relationships at the organ level. 

May 20, 2019

MRI and AI to develop a brain virtual biopsy tool

A novel tool has been developed to meet the needs of both fundamental research on the human brain, in particular to decode the cyto- and fiber architectures of the cerebral cortex in vivo, and the clinical research to provide clinicians with a virtual biopsy tool which could eventually replace invasive surgical biopsies.